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David Olusoga is a historian, writer and broadcaster, and a professor of public history at the University of Manchester.
Blame lies not just with the comedians, but also with producers and commissioners.
Africa’s relationship with the wider world continues to be understood largely through colonialism. But before this came centuries of contact and interaction with outsiders, and not just Europeans.
The stories of the thousands who came to Britain from the colonies and the occupied nations of Europe during World War II have often been marginalised and forgotten.